I have a 2015 2104S that came with a port for plugging in a Zamp solar setup. I plugged in our Zamp 120W solar today and two hours later came back to a completely dead battery. When I used the alternate setup (battery clamps) my battery was fully charged again in two hours.
I have some general questions. I've emailed FR with these, too, but you all seem to know so very much. These are specific to the 2015 MiniLite 2104A, obviously:
- Is there something I need to be doing to activate that solar plugin port?
- What sort of solar setup do I need to be able to run the A/C while off the grid? (I did find some of the posts here about amp/hours, etc... I'm going to do math now, stand back.)
- Do I need to install an inverter or charge controller in order to simply be able to get power to the electrical outlets? None seem to work while just on battery.
- I am probably wrongly assuming that if the unit came with that solar port, it came with an inverter, aren't I?
I will post pics of the pantry mod and basement mod I did this past weekend, thanks to the great ideas found here.